Monday, December 12, 2011

On a Long Train Trip, Rare Pleasures Return

I TRAVELED from Tampa, Fla., to Manhattan over the weekend. What a pleasure! Nobody hollered at me to sit down or turn off my electronic devices.
Nobody warned me to obey all instructions from crew members. “I didn’t get treated like a terrorist,” a man sipping a beer told me en route.
“Nobody patted me down,” added a woman, who joined the conversation.
O.K., the trip did take 26 hours, because it was by train — as opposed to more than two hours by air. I was experimenting with taking a long-distance train rather than flying. Would I do it again as a business traveler? Continued

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